Photo by: Anna Maria Zunino Noellert
Couldn’t be more excited about this last blog interview of the year! If you’ve been following my blog, you know just how much I LOVE the designer Anine Bing. Not only is she my favorite designer, she’s also someone I look up to and an inspiration! The Los Angeles designer by way of Denmark, is also an entrepreneur, a model, a singer and a mother of two young children. Since she launched her first collection in 2012, my closet has slowly been filling up with a lot of her designs. I love her minimalist yet rock n’ roll designs. Her clothes always have the perfect balance between edgy and feminine. I feel 100% myself when I wear her clothes. Her blog is also one of my daily go-to’s. I’m beyond thrilled that she was kind enough to take time out of her busy schedule to answer a few of my questions. To finish off the year, here are my 5 Questions With Anine Bing:
1) Do you remember when your love for fashion started? What made you want to become a designer?
My love for fashion started already as a kid. We didn’t have a lot of money growing up, so I got most of my clothes from my older siblings. But I did the best out of it and I got very inspired by my older brother who always wore cool jeans, Dr. Marten boots and a pallastina scarf. My dream of starting my own line started 4 years ago. I wanted to create the perfect pair of jeans and other great basic pieces that was easy to mix and match..
2) Where do you draw inspiration for the clothes that you design for your Anine Bing line?
I get inspired where ever I go. There is so much inspiration living here in LA. Wherever I go I feel inspired. I also love traveling and experience different cultures. Old movies, books and magazines are also places to look for inspiration..
3) What are some of your must-haves for the winter season?
For the winter I love layering. I am a big fan of chunky oversized knits, skinny jeans and a big scarf. Boots is also a must during winter, or actually all year around 🙂
4) In addition to being a designer, you are an entrepreneur, a singer, a model and you are also a mother of two. How do you balance all of these different aspects of your life? How each of these things feed your creativity and your life in general?
I love being creative and everything I do is very creative.. In different areas. Being a mom is the most important roll. Being a designer takes up must of my time and I just LOVE what I do.. It gives me energy to do so many different things. I love every part of my life and that makes it easier to balance then..
5) Those who follow you on social media will note that you also seem to love good food. What are your favorite spots to eat in LA?
I love Urth Caffe for lunch. Pace for dinner and Le Pain Quotidien for breakfast…
What’s next for Anine Bing?
I have soooo many exciting things coming up.. but I can’t give you any details right now… 🙂
Thanks to everyone who took the time out of their busy schedules to take part in my 5 Questions With blog series this year. I’m incredibly honored and grateful! Here’s to more inspiring interviews in 2015!